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Course Essentials

If you've already completed an appropriate HND (or equivalent) then this BSc Computing (Information Management) Top-up Degree course will enable you to achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree in Computing (Information Management).

Information is power – and knowing how to manage a range of data accessed through a variety of technologies in support of an organisation is an invaluable skill.

This Distance Learning course is perfect for you if you want to build a portfolio of evidence for employers that shows you can provide computer-based solutions to complex problems, using the most up to date tools and technology. You'll learn everything from IT Management to Computer Security systems in just 1 year.

Arden University will provide all the course materials you need via our online portal, iLearn, to enable you to complete and graduate from this Distance Learning Top-up Degree.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
140
UCAS Course Code:
120T
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Computing (Information Management) (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

If you have previously completed a relevant HND (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree with just 1 year of further study at Arden University.

The BSc Computing (Information Management) Top-up programme is designed to develop your problem solving skills and apply the theory and practical techniques in order to plan, design, develop and evaluate the right computer-based solution to a variety complex problems using up-to-date tools and technologies.

While you are building your knowledge in computer systems you will also develop a portfolio of evidence for employers.

Modules

Level 5

  • Strategic Information Systems

Level 6

  • Management in IT
  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Advanced Database Concepts
  • Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Practical tasks
  • Case study analysis
  • Portfolios of evidence

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies Arden will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

If you want to enrol on Arden University's Computing (Information Management) Top-up Degree course, you need to meet certain eligibility criteria. To be eligible for this course you should have:

  • A relevant HND or equivalent, provided that the total of your learning experience allows you to achieve the aims of the programme.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a Computing (Information Management) Degree do for me?

As well as a solid grounding in computing, with this Arden University course you will develop the essential skills and tools to be a creative and professional practitioner both when working independently and when collaborating with others as part of multidisciplinary teams.

Information services are found in every type of organisation in the public and private sectors, so there are wide ranging employment opportunities for graduates.

Possible job titles:

  • Database Administrator
  • ICT Operations Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Information Manager
  • Chief Information Officer

Alternatively you may wish to progress onto a Postgraduate programme. Arden offers the following Masters and MBAs that you may decide to enrol on:

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

If you have previously completed a relevant HND (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree with just 1 year of further study at Arden University.

The BSc Computing (Information Management) Top-up programme is designed to develop your problem solving skills and apply the theory and practical techniques in order to plan, design, develop and evaluate the right computer-based solution to a variety complex problems using up-to-date tools and technologies.

While you are building your knowledge in computer systems you will also develop a portfolio of evidence for employers.

Modules

Level 5

  • Strategic Information Systems

Level 6

  • Management in IT
  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Advanced Database Concepts
  • Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Practical tasks
  • Case study analysis
  • Portfolios of evidence

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies Arden will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

If you want to enrol on Arden University's Computing (Information Management) Top-up Degree course, you need to meet certain eligibility criteria. To be eligible for this course you should have:

  • A relevant HND or equivalent, provided that the total of your learning experience allows you to achieve the aims of the programme.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a Computing (Information Management) Degree do for me?

As well as a solid grounding in computing, with this Arden University course you will develop the essential skills and tools to be a creative and professional practitioner both when working independently and when collaborating with others as part of multidisciplinary teams.

Information services are found in every type of organisation in the public and private sectors, so there are wide ranging employment opportunities for graduates.

Possible job titles:

  • Database Administrator
  • ICT Operations Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Information Manager
  • Chief Information Officer

Alternatively you may wish to progress onto a Postgraduate programme. Arden offers the following Masters and MBAs that you may decide to enrol on:

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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